The MOV video format was originally developed by Apple as a ‘native’ file format for its Mac computers. Considering how widely used Macs are when it comes to video editing, the MOV format is pretty widely adopted – however it still can cause some issues. Most notably, if you intend to share your videos with people who aren’t using Macs you may find that they are unable to play it unless they download the QuickTime player or the appropriate codecs.
Rather than risk sharing a video that people have difficult playing, it would be safer to convert your MOV videos to a more universal format so that regular PC users are able to view it without any issues. Assuming you’re using the Movavi Video Converter for Mac that is actually really quite easy and all you need to do is:
- Start the software.
- Click on the ‘Add Video’ button and select the video that you want to convert. If you want you can convert more than one video at the same time.
- Choose the format that you want to convert your MOV video into. There will be numerous presets available for PC but generally AVI, MP4 and MPEG are pretty widely used.
- Start the video conversion.
Make no mistake, if you wanted to you could convert your MOV videos to any other format for any other purpose too. For example if you wanted to share online then you may want to consider converting it to FLV or just use the YouTube preset if you want to upload it to YouTube.
Also you’ll find that the Movavi Video Converter for Mac includes numerous other features that you could take advantage of, such as the ability to edit and enhance, or even add watermarks and audio tracks. Even that is just scratching the surface of what this software is capable of, and the best part is that all its powerful features are so intuitive and easy to use that you’ll feel like you’re an expert in no time.
For detailed instructions you could check out the ones here: http://www.movavi.com/support/how-to/mac/how-to-convert-mov-video-on-mac.html. Alternatively, just try out the software for yourself and you’ll definitely be able to figure out what to do even if it is your first time using it. Who knows – you may even find some of the other features to be useful.